Hoosiers (1986)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gene Hackman
Dennis Hopper
Barbara Hershey
Movie Details
Director David Anspaugh
Producer Angelo Pizzo; Carter DeHaven
Writer Angelo Pizzo
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 55 mins
Color Color
"A Wonderful Sports Movie: Hoosiers Works Magic!" -Roger Ebert

Nominated for two Academy Awards, this triumphant tale of a high school basketball teams' long-shot attempt to ascend to the State Championship is filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and breathless excitement! Featuring "fast-break cinematography that catches the pace of the game" (Washington Post) and intense, heart-rending performances from Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, Hoosiers redefined the sports movie with a realism and frankness that make you believe in its small-town characters - and cheer for them over and over again.

Hackman is Norman Dale, a basketball coach whose checkered past has led him to a last-chance position with a last-chance team. Made to feel unwelcome by squad members, an icy fellow teacher (Hershey) and townspeople who nearly have him fired, Dale perseveres with a gritty demeanor and an unwavering passion for the game. But winning over the team is only half the battle in a world where small-town teams can end up playing big-time rivals...and a downtrodden outsider can rouse the pride of an entire county. As "a well-made slice of Americana" (Leonard Maltin), Hoosiers "scores big" (Washington Post)!
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Collection Status In Collection
Links DVD Empire
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 027616801821
Chapters 36
Release Date 2/29/00
Subtitles Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono